- Referee and Officials control the pace and maintain order during all hockey games.
- Maintain an in-depth knowledge of up-to-date USA Hockey rules and regulations
- Officiate at hockey games or competitions to maintain standards of play and to ensure that game rules are observed.
- Stop play to signal participants or other officials to make them aware of infractions or otherwise to regulate play or competition.
- Responsible for maintaining a thorough understanding and knowledge of rules, procedures, and interpretations of each.
- Impose penalties or infractions when appropriate.
- Inspect sporting equipment and/or examine participants in order to ensure compliance with event and safety regulations.
- Keep track of game times and elapsed time during game segments, starting or stopping play when necessary.
- Resolve claims of rule infractions or complaints by participants and assess any necessary penalties, according to regulations.
- Report to regulating organizations regarding sporting activities, complaints made, and actions taken or needed such as fines or other disciplinary actions.
- Confer with other sporting officials, coaches, players, and facility managers in order to provide information, coordinate activities, and discuss problems.
- Responsible to work all hockey games assigned to you based on the availability that you have provided.
- Maintain a professional demeanor on and off the ice.
Minimum Requirements (Include education, experience, special skills and licenses or certifications required):
- Must be 16 years old.
- Must have a Level 1 USA Hockey officiating certification at the minimum; other levels of officiating will be dependent on the game in which that official wants to work.
- Knowledge of the hockey community in the Middle Tennessee area.
- Skating experience required.
- Must be detailed oriented and be able to focus on multiple tasks at once.
- Must have strong verbal and written communication.
- Possess a calm and professional manner while interacting amongst coaches, players, and fans while ensuring the safety and integrity of the game.
- Must have a skating ability above or equal to that of the level of game they are officiating
- Must be strong skaters and continue to maintain their ability in comparison to the players they are officiating.
- As a condition of employment, qualified applicant will be subject to a background investigation, including a criminal history check, previous employment verification and character references.
Essential Physical Functions:
- Frequent lifting, bending, walking and handling and lifting heavy equipment up to 50 lbs. required.
- Working under pressure.
- Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays.
- Working on an ice surface.
- Ability to ice skate.
- Exposure to bright lights, extreme temperatures and loud noise.
- Ability to stand in an upright position for continuous period of time.
- Excellent speaking and listening skills, requiring the perception of speech.
- Ability to wear face mask and/or Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for long periods of time.
- Including, but not limited to office equipment, industrial equipment, hockey equipment, ice resurfacing equipment and scoreboard equipment.
The Ford Ice Center and the Nashville Predators is an equal opportunity employer. The organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability status, genetic information, or any other applicable federal or state protected classification. The organization celebrates diversity and is committed to an inclusive environment for all employees.
In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact Savannah Fortenberry (s[email protected]
) to request an accommodation.